Family Participation Programs

Parent/Child Participation Classes offer friends, fun and learning in a welcoming Jewish atmosphere for families with children from birth through toddler.  Three different classes -- find the right one for you and your baby or toddler!

From the Beginning:
Newborn through Walking, with an adult

This is a FREE Class
Wednesday 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Attend this FREE class facilitated by caring and experienced Early Childhood Education staff and begin your new life with us at the Alpert JCC. Whether it's your first or your fourth child, this group for new parents and their infants will help you discover the joys and face the challenges that are part of transitioning your family when a new baby arrives.

Yad b'Yad (Hand in Hand): 9-23 months, with an adult
Tuesday or Thursday
9:15AM - 10:45AM
Meeting day is determined by the age of your baby
Development and discover through experiential, hands-on learning, including music, arts & crafts, manipulatives, table and playground time. This is a great way to make friends that you and your family will keep for a lifetime!

Moving On: Must be two years old by start of program. With an adult
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30AM - 12:30PM
A parent participation class with something extra 
Parents enjoy playing with their child for the first hour and then leave them in the nurturing care of experienced ECE staff.  Children learn through guided group play, participating in music, rhythm, stories, dramatic play and other hands-on activities.  Emphasis on social skills and development, providing a great transition into preschool!

Progressive Preschool (Must be 2 years old by start of program)
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm (Fall Semester)
9:00am—1:00pm (Spring Semester)
This new program begins with our traditional Moving On class and progresses into a 2-day preschool program for the spring semester. During the fall semester, the parents will participate in the first hour of the class, from 9:30-10:30. This approach helps parents engage with their children while taking advantage of each child’s natural curiosity and need for exploration. After the parents leave, the teacher will continue to develop each child’s educational and life skills through art, manipulatives, and social interactions. During the spring semester, this class will progress into a traditional preschool classroom (extending the child’s classroom time from 3 to 4 hours, and transitioning out the parent/child portion.)

For registration information, please email Danielle Putnam or call (562) 426-7601 ext. 1090.